John Henderson continued his brilliant World Grand Prix run which has come after a good run on the Euro Tour a few weeks back and last night it was Raymond van Barneveld who was the next to be defeated the Highlander and after one of the biggest wins in his career he spoke about his game, his previous wins and tonights’ semi-final clash which was later confirmed as being against Daryl Gurney who defeated John’s fellow Scotsman Robert Thornton.
“12 months ago I could never had dreamed about this because I was having problems with my back, but my game’s come on and I’m practising well and playing really well,” said Henderson.
“Getting past Michael was a big shock and now to get past Raymond is another shock, but I just play my own game.
“The double-start has helped me this week – Michael, Alan and Raymond have all struggled to get off and I’ve capitalised, and now I’m in the semi-finals.
“I lost the first set against Alan Norris so I knew I could come back, and when Raymond gave me the chances I took them.
“Beating Michael was one of the biggest things in my career, and Raymond’s another big player but I’m looking forward to the semi-finals.
“I want to enjoy it and I hope there’s more to come. I know I’m good enough and hopefully I can keep this form up for tomorrow.”
Author: Samuel Gill